Tonga defeated Japan 31-18 in their Rugby World Cup Pool A match yesterday to end its four-match losing streak at the tournament.
New Zealand opened the Rugby World Cup with a 41-10 win over Tonga as the top-ranked All Blacks seek to end a 24-year title drought.
New Zealand said tourism aid to Tonga will remain suspended until safety concerns about a Chinese-made aircraft gifted to the tiny South Pacific nation are resolved.
Following is the text of the mission statement from the International Monetary Fund visit to Tonga:
Bruno Banani gave up a lot -- including his own name -- to become the first winter Olympian from the Pacific islands of Tonga.
Tonga upset France 19-14 in a Rugby World Cup Pool A match in Wellington, New Zealand.